A little more than a year after the introduction of its Vespa Elettrica, the Italian group Piaggio offers a slightly more powerful version of its two-wheel electric, which can now reach 70 km / h.
The month of October 2018 was marked by the formalization of the very first electric scooter stamped Vespa, brand patented by the company Piaggio in 1946. At the time, the wasp, his nickname, was armed with a motor of 4 kW for a maximum speed of 45 km / h. What would put it in the category of 50 cc, the equivalent of a moped requiring, at least, a BSR (Road Safety Patent).
70 km / h
A year later, the firm transalpine has reviewed his copy. And in order to improve its offer, a more powerful version of its Vespa Elettrica was inducted at the EICMA 2019, held from 5 to 10 November 2019, in Milan.
The new model now cares for 70 km / h: enough to change the category. A license A1, A2, A or B is now required to control this kind of gear.
In addition to this power gain more than welcome, nothing changes, or almost: if its autonomy of 100 kilometers in Eco mode remains in place, or 70 kilometers in Power mode, the front shock and markings "Power Unit" parent to them of a red color.
The kinetic energy recovery system built into the battery – which then recharges during deceleration – has not moved an iota either.